Archive for 2008
It was not until my father suggested to a priest that Christians should also celebrate the festival did it occur to me that it a festival sybolizing the day Abraham almost killed Isaac (or Ishamel if you’re a Muslim).
For those who are neither Muslim or Christian (and for Muslims and Christians who never knew), Abraham is regarded as the father of Jews, Christians and Muslims. He is the pivotal figure in the book of Genesis which is the first book of the bible/torah and possibly the Quran (though I’m not too sure).
The story goes that God Promised Abraham that this descendants would be as many as the stars in the sky, yet Abraham was without child and his wife Sarah was very old. So Abraham being the faithful servant of God believed in God, but in this case not with all his heart. If you read the Bible, you get the feeling Abraham was a bit skeptical that he would have a Child and even more skeptical that his wife Sarah could bear him one.
So one day Abraham had intercourse with his servant Haggar, who bore him a son Ishmael. Now Sarah his real wife wasn’t all too pleased although it was her that suggested the relationship. Finally, Sarah herself was pregnant, and she bore Abraham a son named Isaac.
You would imagine after all of this, Abraham would have been quite happy, he went from no sons to 2 sons. However, God one day asked Abraham to sacrifice Issac on the Mountain. Abraham not understanding, but being a faithful servant of God, proceeded to do it anyway. Of course with a heavy heart.
He took Isaac, brought him all the way to the mountain, prepared the altar and was about to kill him when an Angel stopped him. God then said “because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore.”
Abraham then sacrificed a nearby ram in the place of Isaac. This sacrifice of the ram is what is celebrated on Hari Raya Korban.
True it’s not the most compelling of stories but this is one of the most important stories of the bible. It’s a story of the faith of Abraham that he would sacrifice his only son, something someone else in the bible would do, but I’m not going to reveal the ending, you’ll have to read it yourself.
Basically Jews, Christians and Muslim revere Abraham as a patriarch, it’s only that Muslims trace this through Ishmael, while the Jews and Christians trace it through Jacob (Isaacs second son) and Isaac. I’m not too sure if the Muslims believe Haggar was a slave.
The point of this blog is that people of different faiths share common beliefs they focus rather on the differences rather the similarities. Things like Ketuanan this and Ketuanan that, vernacular schools and that certain subjects can only be though in a mother-tongue.
Maybe people should focus more on what we have a common and dialogue our differences, the concept of race is a tricky little thing, we’ve completely mapped our entire Human genome, yet we can find the gene responsible for race. The Belgians invented the concept of race in Rwanda, and a few hundred years later, a violent genocide occured killing thousands based solely on the concept of race.
Now sometimes similarities are good, they us feel connected to someone. It’s like going overseas for a very long time, and suddenly you stumble across a Malaysian like you, the excitement and the feeling of closeness is really something. Or lying in a hospital bed, and suddenly finding out the person beside you is also a Muslim/Christian/Buddhist/Hindu..etc.
These feelings help people to re-connect. The same reason why Khairy went on rampage outside the US embassy and delivered an ‘ultimatum’ to the Israel bombings of Lebanon. It’s because as a Muslim he felt connected to the Muslims in Lebanon that connection was strong enough for him to stage a protest. (let’s ignore the political games for a while).
It’s why Indians in Malaysia feel sadden, upset and angry when Terrorist who are neither Indian or Hindu waltz into Mumbai and target innoncent women and Children for killings. Because Indians feel a connection to the suffering of Indians in India.
The reason for all this ramblings today is because I read this particular blog :
and it really pissed me off. The blog highlights rightfully or wrongfully the plight of Muslims in India and how they are marginalized somewhat institutional in the Hindu populated Country.
However, he makes NO effort to condemn the terrorist, and tries to justify the killing of innoncent women and children based on the economic disparity of Muslims in India.
The terrorist were from Pakistan (it’s a WHOLE other country), Pakistan CHOSE to break away from India, to have Pakistani terrorist walking into India and blowing up hotels and hospitals, is the equivalent of Indians from Singapore
1) walking into Bukit Bintang and blowing up the Marriot,
2) then targetting Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur (specifically the childrens and womens wards),
3) and then blowing up a mosque and killing the Imam, just to be sure.
4) Then Indians in Malaysia, justify the action by their economic disparity.
Absolute BULL SHIT. The President of India is a Muslim, here a non-Muslim can’t even be Menteri Besar of Selangor. You can’t justify the Killing of innoncent women and children by simply quoting economic statistics. That’s nonsense, and to claim that the world doesn’t care about Muslims is partially right, the world doesn’t care about anyone. Look at the monks who were killed in Myanmar, or the Rwandan Genocide, did anyone care then?
The connections we feel with people are important, it enables us to care about a section of society, because quite honestly, we can’t care about everything. We can’t shoulder all the worlds problems but we can try to carry some of it. Muslims like Khairy rightfully protesting the bombings in Lebanon (though in the wrong manner).
We cannot (and can never) justify innoncent killing of people as part of a ‘message’ to the world, this isn’t the Mafia.
That’s my 2 cents. Don’t spend it all in one place.
I’ve always said we should tax our Petrol, I just never thought I’d live to see the day. Gasoline in the US is less than 2 dollars a Gallon, which translate to less than Rm2 per liter here. Gasoline is not the same a Petrol, therefore the cost/price is not the same, but it’s a fair comparison.
Obviously, Malaysians aren’t to happy with the price of Petrol. They’re probably only going to be happy when it Petrol is given out for free.
Today though I read an interesting suggestion from the DAP regarding this:
” AN opposition MP has suggested that petrol stations be allowed to set their own price for petrol and diesel.
This guy went to Oxford (I think) , and was CEO of a public listed company in Singapore, so you’ll forgive him for being going into details. Obviously he fails to mention a few points, which I will take over from him.
First of, the model for Petrol sales in Malaysia is based on a dealer operating Model. Basically the big oil companies (Petronas, Shell, Esso, Mobil, Caltex, BHP, Sabah Oil,…) own the site, while the dealer (sort of a franchisee) runs it. The dealer purchases fuel from the Refinery at a specific price, and sells it to get his margins. In Malaysia the margin of the Petrol Company and the margin of the dealer is set to fixed level.
The government dictates, not just the pump price, but the Petrol Company margin as well as the dealer margin. Of course this applies just to fuels (Petrol/ Diesel), and everything else you can sell for whatever price you want. What may sound a bit odd though, is the government doesn’t allow you to sell petrol at a lower price than the Set price. So a dealer can’t sacrifice his margin for volume legally (even if he wanted to). A dealer can’t even offer you free mineral water with your purchase. Petrol will always be sold at the same price at every station, and dealers make the same amount of money for every liter regardless of which station they operate.
So you see, the government controls EVERYTHING in terms of Petrol sales in this country. What Tony Pua suggest is we remove some of this regulation, which I’m on board with, but you probably won’t be once you hear the facts.
First off, if we let dealers decide their margins themselves what makes us think that they won’t send the price higher? Healthy competition in Malaysia is a fools dream, these no-nothing Oxford types like to think about. If Healthy competition exist, then how come a everywhere in Klang the price of a Nasi Lemak (in ALL the mamak stalls) are the same? How come no one thought of healthy competition and reduce their Nasi Lemak Margin to sell more? Because they’re all part of the Malaysian Indian Restaurant Owners’ Association (Primas) and this association sets the price of everything from the Ayam Goreng to Teh Tarik. (proof here)
Every member of Primas sets their prices accordingly, walk into a Dentist and you’ll see a Dental Association regulated pricing, or just drop by your Local Tyre Shop and chances are you’ll find the same thing. Regulated pricing by an association.
So if you’re in association that’s selling a particular product, then are you going to say, let’s sell it for less? Hell NO…..Tandoori chicken is Rm4.00. by the way.
So since petrol station owners have their own Association (The Petrol Dealers Association Malaysia), what makes us think they won’t get together and increase the margin themselves? They’re obviously unhappy with their margins based on the fact that some stations stopped accepting Credit Cards because the Merchant service fees ate into their margins. Some of them didn’t even order fuel for Raya, because they were afraid the price would go down. They’re not happy with their margins currently, what makes us think they’ll reduce it??
If we set a ceiling price to their margin, they’ll just set the margin at the ceiling price. (DUH!!) and we’ll end up where we started in the first place.
Obviously if we want healthy competition we NEED to dissolve these associations, so Bus Drivers , Taxi Drivers, Dentist and even your Local Tyre Shop can set WHATEVER they want individually which encourages competition. To do this we need anti-competitive laws in this country and we don’t have that…yet.
So unless there’s a shift in thinking in Malaysia, this idea will most likely FAIL…and FAIL MISERABLY.
You can’t depend on open-competition in Malaysia if you don’t have the laws to enforce them.
Even if we did enforce the law, what happens to small towns way of the coast. I remember 15 years ago, Sitiawan only had one Petrol Station. What’s to stop this dealer from setting enormous margins for himself. A company without competition (like an individual Petrol Station) doesn’t need to worry about price, they can set it to whatever they want. Some towns are too small to justify 2 stations, and you’ll invariably end up in a scenario where one dealer sets a huge premium on his fuel.
Hope Tony is reading this. Haha
That’s my 2 cents. Don’t spend it all in one place.
So I’m actually together with Mukhriz on this one, I believe that there shouldn’t be multiple school systems like Tamil schools and Chinese schools. Yes, the constitution guarantees your right to have them, but it doesn’t guarantee federal funding for schools that are not in-line with the national school system. I believe the government gives a VERY small amount to National type schools, but this has to be stopped as well.
I came from a missionary school that was only partially funded by the government, we were very poor. In comparison my primary school was a full-blown Sekolah Kebangsaan, and I had all the perks and facilities I could have wanted. The difference of federal funding was very very clear. Though I just have to look across the road from La Salle Klang, to see a behemoth Hin Hwa High School, a school so large, it has elevators.
The truth is this we cannot go around talking about Bangsa Malaysia, criticizing UMNO for polarization and at the same time prioritize our individual mother tongues so much that we would rather send our children to a completely different schooling system. It is inconsistent, that if we insist that all Malaysians be the same and encourage diversity, yet we send our kids to schools whose populace is 80,90 or even 100% of a single race. That is wrong, we should know better.
However, if Mukhriz really was interested in National Unity, then the MRSM and Maktab Sains Maras need to be opened as well. You can’t expect Malay boys and girls to learn about national unity, when they’re in a school whose population is 100% malay and 100% muslim. That’s not good for unity. This needs to be given up as well.
So my challenge to people is this, if you really want Bangsa Malaysia, and you want a identify as a Malaysian FIRST, then we need to discard our cultural baggages and embrace our Malaysian way of life which doesn’t include learning Chinese History in school.
My Challenge to Mukhriz and to UMNO is that if you insist that multiple schooling systems are bad for national unity (which I totally agree), then you also have to accept that the MRSM, and MARA is ALSO bad for national unity and whatever you do to the national type schools (for instance abolishing them) you need to do to the Asramas as well, just to be consistent.
Whether anything will come of this is highly doubtful.
That’s my 2 cents, don’t spend it all in one place.
This latest round of fatwas has really stirred some controversy, even within the Muslim community there seems to be confusion towards this. Now, while I admit I don’t know what a fatwa actually is (other than a religious edict), I disagree with people like Rocky who say that I shouldn’t comment the fatwa because I’m not a Muslim and it doesn’t affect me. According to them, since I’m not Muslim I should let Muslims sort their own problems.
So let’s say, Singapore decides to forbid Muslim Girls of school going age from wearing a Hijab to school. Are Muslims in Malaysia suppose to keep quite because it only affects Muslims in Singapore? If the state of Selangor decides to demolish temples, are Muslims in Malaysia suppose to keep quite because it doesn’t affect them? Are we only allowed to comment if something affects us, because many people in Malaysia had many things to say when Singapore decided to impose the ban, and I’m sure Singaporeans didn’t like us commenting on their national policies, we did it anyway.
So now that it’s clear that I will speak about whatever I damn well please, let’s move on to the actual Fatwa.
According to Haris Ibrahims post here you’ll see that a fatwa is actually an enforceable and PUNISHABLE act. This is no joke, it’s a real law, that is punishable, and when the fatwa council can decide on laws by themselves without debating it in a legislative council , I am very disturbed. When the individual state rulers, can overrule these fatwas, and finally the Prime Minister can basically ‘approve/disapprove’ this, I feel very very uncomfortable. This isn’t democracy, all that talk about social contract…..my grandparents definitely didn’t sign up for this. They signed up for a democracy, this isn’t one. This borders on a dictatorship, where a bunch of appointed (as opposed to elected) people decide on laws.
Why would a ruling about Muslims for Muslims trouble me? That’s because NO ONE is sure whether you’re a Muslim or non-Muslim. If people were sure, then cases like Moorthy and Revathy wouldn’t occur. So basically if someone informed some Jakim council that I was a Muslim, I would have to prove I’m not a Muslim rather than the other way around. So it is very disturbing even if I’m not a Muslim. That’s the truth, and regardless of how unlikely you think it may happen, the consequences of it are HUGE, and a lot of non-muslims lose sleep over these isssues. So yes, I am afraid when stupid rulings about Yoga are made law in my country.
Finally, on this rather short post. I will leave you with a cartoon, I got from a another blog online. Just visit the blog, and read the article with the comic. Then look at the flag at the bottom of the taxi, and tell me which country that belongs to. I intend to harm no one with this comic, only to exhibit how ignorant the Americans are (those damn infidels).
That is how ignorant Americans are, when the article is clearly about Somalia. they have a Malaysian flag at the bottom of a taxi. Unfortunately, we live in a world of ignorance. The amount of knowledge that Americans have regarding the Muslim world is the same amount the fatwa council has about yoga. Which is why to Sultans have to step in.You know what they say, a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.
That’s my 2 cents, don’t spend it all in one place.
All that talk about Parti Islam is pure bullshit. All that talk about equality among races from PAS is total and utter nonsense.
Let’s Recap what PAS (official government) stance are:
1) 50% bumi quota for ownership of houses in Kedah (that’s HALF of all houses)
2) Pas has objected to the appointment of Low Siew Moi as PKNS head only because she’s chinese.
3) Pas has called MCA not to harp on the 30% bumi equity requirement for public listed companies. Insisting it must be kept.
This were statements and policy implemented by people in high positions in the party, and not your average PAS member. What these guys say can be taken as official PAS policy, which means quite simply PAS is WORSE than UMNO.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again, I voted for PAS but never again.
PAS is nothing more than a racist stereotypical bunch of morons, who tarnish Islam more than promote it. Their simplistic stupidity makes calling them ‘kampung’ and insult to kampung folk everywhere. They are the George W. Bush of Malaysia, stupid, simplistic and arrogantly so.
Giving someone 30% of your company just to meet a requirement for a public offering is stupid. The requirement only serves to dilute the respect of honest, hardworking and competent Malay businessman who deserve their positions in public listed companies. If you’re from PAS let me share with you something,
For those who think certain companies are exempt think again. I’ve read the annual report of sports toto and Malays sit on their board. If they can’t even let Sports Toto go, what else do they require. 50% equity in Public Listed Companies? 50% ownership of government link companies. Don’t vote for PAS it’s like voting for UMNO only WORSE.
One of the 2 Malay Directors of Berjaya Sports Toto based on their 2008 annual report:
you can obtain the full annual report here
So to recap. A vote for PAS is a vote for UMNO, NEVER VOTE THOSE BASTARDS AGAIN.
That’s my 2 cents, don’t spend it all in one place.
On April Fools day 2003, I started this blog. Since then I’ve posted on it occasionally, and then picked up some momentum in 2007. Now it’s back to irregular occasional post that sometimes make no sense and are nothing more than incessant blabbing from an ‘insufferable know it all’.
Zulkifli Nordin ‘Riding MP’ (no thinking required)
Zulkifli Nordin said “I’m Muslim first and an MP second”. Well that’s fine, I’m just having a tough time understanding why a Muslim would have trouble having a forum on Islam. If today we had a forum on Christianity I would attend, and encourage Zulkifli to attend as well.
Of course, Mr. Zul goes a bit further with “It insults Islam when parties go to court insisting they have the right to use the world Allah like Muslims do..” . Which is stupid, since it’s quite obvious that no religion in the world has authority or ownership of any word. How this insults Islam is beyond me?
The ‘Riding MP’ the asks for Mosque to be built for the Chinese Muslim Community and…
“I suggest the Pudu prison site be used for this purpose,” he told Dewan Rakyat.
This Idiot should be sent for a re-education. Building a mosque for the sake of building a mosque is stupid. Has he even done a study, how many Chinese Muslims are they in the Pudu Area? And would he be happy if I built his mosque on a Prison? Plus the Pudu area is a stones throw away from bukit bintang, if anything it should be sold to the highest bidder. My opinion is that it should be kept, this site borders on a national heritage.
Chua Soi Lek (Return of the Jedi)
Chua Soi Lek pulled of what is arguably the greatest comeback of Malaysian Politics. Of course, Mahathir and Anwar would beg to differ.
What is more important is that this confirmed adulterer is now the second highest ranking official in the second largest political party of the country. I’m not upset about his sex life, I’d rather have a confirmed adulterer than an idiot like Zulkifli in charge of the nations healthcare.
But let’s take a step back and figure it out, had Chua Soi Lek not resigned, he wouldn’t be where he is today? If Chua Soi Lek had NOT resigned, he’d have to take the official MCA stance. Think about it, you can’t campaign for change, when you’re already in a position to execute change. It would be ironic if Samy Vellus campaign was about change. I blame Obama was this obsession about change.
Chua Soi Lek was a state assemblyman since 1986 (just 3 years after my birth), and from the 1986 till 2007 he apparently saw nothing wrong with the MCA. So only AFTER his resignation and AFTER the ‘political tsunami’ did it become apparent to him that MCA needed change. So in effect, because he was considered an ‘outsider’ , could he so hypocritically fight for change.
The person who gained the most from the sex scandal was Chua Soi Lek. It potrayed him as a innocent bystander to the political fallout of MCA. It potrayed him as a outside agent of change to the MCA, and (more importantly) potrayed him as a ‘good guy’, when it was evident that even in his time MCA was bullied by UMNO.
Plus, he got sex. So it was win-win for Dr. Chua.
Najib Says NEP to be removed. (I can see the future)
“I am working towards a gradual liberalisation. In the not too distant future, we will see the elements of it”.
This is what I have to say, and always said. The NEP goes against the ‘social contract’, it was implemented in 1970 which is more than a decade after Merdeka and more than 6 years after Malaysia day. So obviously my grandparents did not agree to this when they signed up.
Next the NEP was slated to last just 20 years, it’s now 2 years shy of 40. If you’re angry with Anwar for being nearly a quarter year too late in taking over, you should be pissed at UMNO and BN was dragging the NEP nearly twice it’s expected lifespan.
Najib promise is an empty as his head, the not so distant future could be 100 years. He should put a date to these things, and exactly what will happen. No point talking about removing the NEP if it’s going to be replaced by the NEP version 2.0. So you’ll forgive me if not I’m jumping for joy.
I saved the best for last. Mr. Reformasi himself. The savior of Malaysia and protector of our people. The opposition leader and overall good-guy. Politician by day, doting father by night, loving husband and genuine good guy… Dato Seri Anwar IBRAAAHIIIMMMMMM.
I went for the anti-ISA rally in Pandamaran the other day , and one of the attendees was Marina Lee (wife of REAL Malaysian Hero Raja Petra Kamaruddin) , and her words were ” My husband sacrificed a lot of Mr. Anwar, and if he doesn’t take over government , I will hold him personally responsible”.
RPK is being detained under inhumane conditions in Kamunting, by an inhumane and STUPID ASS law.
One of the main reasons for his detention is his all out pursuit against the BN, which he only did in the hope that one day Anwar Ibrahim would be Prime Minister. Anwar had ‘promised’ that he would form government by the 16th of September, it’s now the 25th of October. So promising a timeline is one thing (Najib can’t promise anything), delivering on time is another.
Everyday Mr. Anwar is late is an extra day RPK spends in Jail.
His credibility is shit at the moment, for those who still think highly of him I’d advise you to reconsider. This is absolute nonsense that we treat this man like a demi-god, when during his tenure in government he was nothing more than an ultra-malay ultra-muslim just like Khairy.
Malaysians have a short memory span, we don’t even care who Lingam was talking to anymore. We think politics is like an episode of Desperate Housewives where we move from one stupid story to the other, without focusing on an issue till it is fixed.
We deserve this shitty government we have, because we never insisted that our governments have quality. Kedah (where PAS is in power) has just asked to have a 50% bumi quota on housing projects which is WORSE than anything UMNO has implemented. Yet, because it’s a PR state, PR supporters are making noise about it. FUCK YOU PAS, you racist bigots.
Anwar, this supposed ‘champion of Malaysia’ hasn’t made a single statement condemning it. So forgive me for not being happy,…..because obviously I’m not. It’s hard to be happy when the future of my country lies between the devil and the deep blue sea . One of them is Anwar the other is Najib, you take your pick.
That’s my 2 cents, don’t spend it all in one place.
Ever wonder, just how big the town has to be to accomodate two conflicting egos in pursuit of one goal?
My dad once told me that God always grants prayers, but not in the manner in which you want it. If everyone in class prayed to be the top student, then only one student is going to have their prayers answered.
Ever wonder why anyone wants to be Prime Minister. In all honesty, it’s pretty tough to be Prime Minister , and judging by Badaw,i it’s even tougher staying Prime Minister.
Why would Anwar Ibrahim want to be Prime Minister. In my opinion a CEO of Government Linked companies like Maybank and CCM are better job positions than the Prime Minister. If you’re in charge of CIMB, you’ll have to worry about Sub-Prime and Bailouts, but never about racial conflicts or price of fuel.
If you’re a CEO, you have Human Resource Managers to handle disciplinary action, and firing is generally easier to do.
If you’re Prime Minister of Malaysia, you’re answerable to 26 million people, most of which don’t even know what they want. Raise the price of Fuel and your job security is in question. When an employee gets out of hand (like Ahmad Ismail) it becomes a national issue, and you’re decision making comes into question. Even if you sleep during a meeting, people take your photo.
So what exactly motivates someone to become Prime Minister is really beyond me.
The other question is why would someone become a MP or a state Assemblyman. I read a lot, and I’ve been following the blogs of Hannah Yeoh and Wee Chee Keong. I would like to say A X Jayakumar, but unfortunately his blog is all messed up. These people seem to be really helpful, but in reality any NGO or a properly affliated charity could easily do up to as much as these elected representatives , without the political baggage or any strings attached.
My church in Klang is probably giving more to the public than any of state representatives. I could say the same for the mosque near my house or the hindu temples. The religious organization and the non-religious ones like Good Samaritan are probably doing more than any of these elected representatives.
A Stateassembly-person or a Member of Parliament has to do more than just charity. If you channeled the MP allowance into NGOs and charities, you’re probably going to do more good than channeling the MP allowances to the MPs. So in terms of doing good, the MPs are actually economically inefficient.
Elected representatives need to bring something else to the table to justify their existence to justify their cost, and (in the case of Terenganu) to justify their Mercedes Benzes. They need to bring governance and decision making, they need to bring leadership. Great leaders are people of integrity. Which means, a great MP or Stateassembly-person is one of true integrity.
Which of course, brings me to the crux of this post. What exactly is an MP suppose to do when the government around them is crumbling. What is a member of a ruling party rightfully suppose to do when they realize that their party is screwing the country?
If the purpose of an MP is to govern, and they can’t do that. Aren’t they suppose to resign?
Isn’t jumping ship disloyal to both the party and the people.
More importantly, can you consider youself a government of integrity if your ruling coalition is made up of disloyal rats who jumped for money and fame. The rats who jump a sinking ship are always the first to die.
If you don’t want the BN rats, then get rid of them. No point dressing them up in Pakatan Rakyat clothings and calling them men of integrity.
If we had men and women of true integrity, we would be have resignations and not defections.
Plus, (just to take a swipe at PAS). PAS calls itself a party of integrity , but they won’t be part of a federal government where the majority are non-muslims. Yet, they are willing to be part of a federal government with UMNO MPs. So they’d rather have a government where UMNO MPs make up the majority, but not a government where non-muslims make up the majority. Plus the continuous labling of UMNO MPs as unislamic, makes the matter even more interesting.
Which is more Islamic, to have more non-muslims, or to have more Un-islamic Muslims in government? It really is a conundrum, that PAS has solved by saying they’d choose UMNO over DAP. The simple fact is, you can’t have a majority muslim government without UMNO.
That’s my 2 cents. Don’t spend it all in one place.
I don’t like being categorized into any category starting with ‘non’. Do you categorize people by male and non-male? That’s a different story for a different day. Let’s focus on what seems to be the hot topic these days. Mr. Ahmad Ismail.
Mr. Ahmad Ismail is some head honcho of Penang UMNO who said that Chinese were squatters in this country. When asked to apologize, he refused and instead built on his original argument by adding that the Chinese should not act like ‘American Jews’ that control America both economically and politically.
His ‘gang’ of friends who act more like a bunch of thugs than members of a ruling political party, went even further by threatening to reporters and insinuating that they should “be shot”.
Now as suprising as this may be, this is in fact typical UMNO behaviour and we’re not interested. Ahmad Ismail was suspended for 3 years from UMNO. That hardly constitutes a punishment worthy of his crime, but what the heck.
Now some bloggers have had their little conspiracy theories that Ahmad Ismail is actually and Anwar supporter and Anwar loyalist. Some bloggers claim that this is a plan by Anwar to return to power. Let’s be perfectly honest, Pak Lah is stupid, but he’s not that stupid, if this truly were an Anwar plot, why couldn’t they take harsher action against Ahmad Ismail? Why wouldn’t they just chuck him out of the party?
Speaking of Anwar, hear about that plan of his to conquer the country on September 16th? I had some conversations with people, and most people are OK with the idea of Anwar taking power on September 16th, even Haris Ibrahim (people’s parliment).
I cannot imagine how a bunch of politicians can orchestrate a takeover , and tell the people the exact date of the takeover, but not tell the people which MPs are going to cross over. Let’s be fair and transparent, if you want to take over, why not take over now. Why wait for a given date? The same question applies for sending nearly 1/3 of a parlimeant to stury argriculture in Taiwan. A trip so hastily planned and executed, the actually planned the dates BEFORE they planned the destination….all on tax payers money.
This is an insult to both my intelligence and yours, in 1997 people were glad that Anwar was sacked, it was the non-malays that gave Barisan the mandate in the first post-Anwar election. Mahathir was regarded as the savior and Anwar was the devil. Now it’s the other way around…. politics has a way of doing that I guess.
Who would have thought the man to bring multi-racial politics in this country, and to eliminate race-based politics would be Anwar Ibrahim. That’s like saying Khairy is the man to eliminate race-based policies in this country 10 years from now.
Let’s get back to insults:
As a level-headed intelligent man, I’ve felt insulted MANY MANY times in the past by my government. Non more so than this:
Shares for Indians: Gov’t agrees to work out mechanism
To him I say: KEEP YOUR FUCKING SHARES YOU RACIST BIGOT.